China Ebay Seller Check - New-comers READ FIRST POST!!

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by ChromeMagnus, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Ham Sandwich

    Ham Sandwich Well-Known Member

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    Just some updates for the Shimin-58 rogue watch:

    - Ordered 9/30
    - Tracking number provided 10/1
    - Sent him a message about how nothing had updated since on 10/11
    - He responded on 10/11 saying that it had been sent, but needed time to update online
    - Tracking info switched to sent on 10/13, and current status is left China on 10/14
    - I used parcelsapp & Global Order Tracking to follow it, both had the destination country correct, but now no longer have it listed

    This kind of thing has happened to me before but with a positive result, but I'm assuming that he's doing wrong address/location scams to offset the initial wave of bad feedback?

    Since Zherneboh, Srayleigh (wrong address, but at least got a refund), Hawkwave (different city), stevetdda01 (wrong address), Danbot are all in the same boat, while it might be a little early to 100% confirm bad seller status, I think it's pretty obvious it will be soon.
     
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  2. Danbot

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    Yeah he just refunded me. I think because I made my claim too early before all the bad feed back hits

     
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  3. Danbot

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    Put my claim in today. Find it very frustrating that PayPal take so long and you have to wait 10 day.
     
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  4. Psycho Grimlock

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    Got my piece of foam today. Didn't open it, but it's obvious what it is, a block of foam about 4"x4"x2." It was in the mail and dropped off in my mailbox, so I'll have to go to the Post Office to refuse it or just file my claim based on not as described. Paypal tried to jerk me around and "give" me 7 days to contact him before the 10-day required communication period from the seller to THEM, but when I insisted and offered his 62 negatives in the past month as proof of intentional fraud, they went ahead and started the 10 days today.
     
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  5. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    FINALLY got my abctoyshop123 refund. F*** eBay. I kid of course, but my last two China purchases have been scams from what used to be reputable sellers.
     
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  6. bmash

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    dang I have ordered several times from liujunling87_5 with great results.

    Most recent order straight up got scammed. Some BS tiny lego package.
     
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  7. Thingfromthevoid

    Thingfromthevoid Yammed

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    Not liujunling87_5 too!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. stevetdda01

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    I have an item on order with this guy as well! Shipment landed in my country yesterday, so we’ll see what happens in a few days. However, it looks like i’m gonna be busy making claims over the next couple if days!
     
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  9. Xhairs

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    What is with all these good sellers going bad?
     
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  10. mirage426

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    Yea, Not defending them or anything, but i think PayPal is flat out overwhelmed with claims. I think they are just trying to delay things hoping some of them will just go away on their own cause ebay just doesn't care in the least, so it falls on Paypal. They should have a better system for these issues at this point, cause they still think they are going to recover funds from the scammers, but thats just me.
    Refusing is better than restarting the claim over again because of a different case description, adding additional days waiting for a refund.
     
  11. Touma Callum

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    So order 3 things over the past few days

    Titans Return Blur from jdfashioner on eBay
    Weijiang Predaking from chao7623 on eBay
    Predking Sword from fenjianron0 on eBay

    Will keep you posted to see if I end up with any of them. I don't have the best feeling with chao7623 on eBay £40 seems a little too good to be true but we shell see.

    Speaking of: liujunling87_5 on eBay. I have had a bad feeling about him for quite some time after he never got back to me if he had stock on some items I wanted to buy a month or two ago. I'm so glad I did't pull the trigger tonight on his Predaking after reading yet another fan fav seller had sold his soul to the dark side.
     
  12. Bruticus88

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    Indeed. Not sure why all of the sudden they are straight scamming now. I doubt it is a hacked account as he is trying to string me along by messaging me back telling me to wait. Scammers rarely do that. There is some sort of bigger scam going down here... just not sure what. No more Chinese or random SE Asian sellers on eBay for me. Not even with 5000 positive feedback or whatever.
     
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  13. Sanity Bleeds

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    I still suspect in cases like this that the problem may be some middleman like a supplier or forwarder. I often assume given the amount of space and storage needed to house the amount of items many of these Chinese sellers list, especially without appearing to have their own individual storefront, that many of them are just middlemen themselves, coordinating sales from a supplier, but when said supplier starts scamming both the end buyer, and the seller, both are left screwed, with the seller potentially double-so, having to refund the customer, and losing the money already spent on the supplier. While it doesn't excuse their actions, I can certainly understand why many would close up and run at the potential double-loss. As to how prevalent this scenario is, if at all, I could only guess, but it just never makes much sense for a successful seller to go rogue once they have an established customer base, the quick, short-term payment would seemingly be far outweighed by the amount of long-term profits to be had.
     
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  14. Psycho Grimlock

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    I would agree that sounds plausible EXCEPT for my experience with a seller who first sent me a pack of worthless batteries but I still got my item just a couple days later. A month later, that seller is still rocking 100% positive feedback but with a SERIOUSLY dwindling product offering. Surely, if it was a middleman, it would be easier to extend auction times and drop BIN's than to mail out fake packages and lie to people via messaging, especially when the fake item scam to spoof shipping info is pretty well known. These people have to know they're going to get negative feedback AND take a Paypal hit and for someone with 8-10 years plus on eBay, this can't be the first time they've had supply chain issues. It doesn't make sense. I seriously think that maybe they have had their eBay accounts hacked and stolen, possibly BY a phony distributor.
     
  15. Sanity Bleeds

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    Yeah, after all these years, I really don't have a consistent answer. Back in the days when buyers were sent containers of beads instead of the item they ordered, it was heavily suggested at that time it was shady distributors and not the sellers themselves, but there are definitely enough cases now where buyers have emailed sellers directly and gotten the runaround, making the shady distributors scenarios less likely. As far as your scenario with getting a bogus unrelated item AND the item you ordered, I honestly don't know that I've ever heard of that happening. I've had a seller send me a legit item that was defective, ship me replacement parts, have them get stuck in customs and returned to him, only for him to then seemingly go rogue and disappear before resending the replacement parts (fully confirmed with USPS and China Post his story was completely legit).
     
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  16. Pool5555

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    Ahbj1981-9 has gone full scammer. Glad i didn't bite that $103.00 , ft mercenary for the 4th time. One more good seller gone bad. Please put on the bad seller list. Oh.... they pulled all their listings anyways.
    eBay Feedback Profile for ahbj1981-9
     
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  17. oRuin

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    Wish I would of read this thread earlier!
    Ordered KO G1 Computron and Abominus last night from liujunling87_5.
    Wonder what I will get sent? I'll keep you updated once they reach English shores.

    Who do you file a complaint with these days when you get scammed? eBay or PayPal?
     
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  18. Craigmcgowan1984

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    Go with PayPal first then if no progress that why go though eBay, better to call than use online.
     
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  19. Xhairs

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    It’s def not a hacked account the guy I got scammed by is still selling stuff & has racked up 30neg since I got ripped off & has sold 10more of the same item!

    Then when I came here gave a heads up after I saw someone else with the same guy do it to him! Now it’s been one after another of good sellers going bad with a 99-100% of positive feedback pulling the same scam of sending a small package with bad tracking numbers!

    so I know it’s not their accounts got hacked! I just wish we knew what was going on! I wish EBay would suspend these guys accounts already! As it’s got to be costing Ebay & PP mad money!
     

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  20. Xhairs

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    Maybe but that’s a lot of sellers pulling the same thing and I bet all of them don’t use the same distributor? I don’t know for sure I mean it could be possible but there is how many ppl that have gone bad in the last what 2-3mos I know it’s more then 10 guys! If it was like 5 I could def see it but 10+ it seems very unlikely that they all got hacked! Who knows it just sucks!
     
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